Humaira Chowdhury

RHS Marshall Fellow, 2021-22

Humaira Chowdhury is an RHS Marshall Fellow, 2021-22, held jointly with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Humaira’s 6-month Fellowship runs from October 2021 to March 2022.

As a Marshall Fellow, Humaira will complete her PhD, entitled ‘Hanging By a Thread: A Social and Economic History of Muslim Tailors (Darzis) in Calcutta, 1947-1967’ at the University of Cambridge.

Humaira’s work focuses on Muslim artisanal communities in Bengal and India after partition in 1947. Her research aims to bring together two different strands of literature on immobility and artisan agency in the context of Muslim stayers-on in West Bengal.